Milestone for Constantine … Tigers stay on WHL’s top rung … Berlin a wall for Seattle

Dynamo Moscow misses on a 3-on-1 while Salavat Yulaev Ufa goalie "rehydrates".... https://t.co/AtZ1WguF0Y— MacBeth Report (@MacBethReport) November 26, 2016-———With Everett head coach Kevin Constantine on the verge of his 300th WHL regular-season coaching victory, Silvertips owner Bill Yuill was in attendance at Saturday’s game...

Defending champs near elimination . . . Hitmen can’t solve Steel . . . Hart blanks Royals

F Thomas Raffl (Kelowna, Swift Current, 2005-06) has signed a one-year extension with Red Bull Salzburg (Austria, Erste Bank Liga). This season, he had 26 goals and 24 assists in 43 games. . . .D Mike Card (Kelowna, 2002-06) has signed a one-year extension...

KABOOM! Exciting times in Kimberley . . . Eller may be in . . . Betker’s status unknown

Congratulations to our and the on winning the 2014-2015 KIJHL Championship pic.twitter.com/imH0O1igtk — Dove Christian (@DoveChristian97) There is nothing more Canadian than hockey, and when it involves a championship team in a small community, well, that is the essence...

Brown backstops Pats to Game 3 win … Holmes scores winner … Seattle stymied on late PP

F Waltteri Hopponen (Everett, 2013-14) has signed a one-year contract with Espoo United (Finland, Mestis). This season, with HPK Hämeenlinna (Finland SM-Liiga), he had one assist in 21 games. On loan to LeKi Lempäälä (Finland, Mestis), he had six goals and eight assists in...

No WHL in Washington? . . . Remembering Ryan Donaldson . . . Thunderbirds edge Rockets

A WHL without any franchises in the state of Washington? It could happen. That was the message delivered by representatives of the WHL’s four Washington-based franchises to a State House Committee on Labor in the state capital of Olympia on Tuesday. The committee is...

Mondays with Murray: Wonderful Willie

Spring training has begun.This is the time of year when baseball fans climb out of hibernation and flock to Florida and Arizona to check out the prospects for the upcoming MLB season.It is also the 70th anniversary of the Cactus League in Arizona. Currently,...

If cornerback Richard Sherman’s shoulder holds up, the Seattle Seahawks will win the Super Bowl. If not, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are winners. . . . With the NFL mounting an investigation into Deflategate, Indianapolis Colts...

Chiefs to name Carter as general manager

The Spokane Chiefs are poised to name Scott Carter as their general manager, a source told Taking Note on Thursday morning. . . . The announcement is expected later today. . . . Carter, 54, will take over from Tim Speltz, who left last month after 26 years to become the director of western area scouting for the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs. . . . Carter, born and raised in Penticton, has been the president of Vaughn Custom Sports Canada Ltd., a hockey equipment manufacturer. . . . He was a founding member of the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame in Penticton in 1991 and was inducted into the hall in 2012. . . . He has worked in the NHL as a scout for the Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks. . . . Carter played for the junior A Penticton Knights and was part of the team that won the national championship in 1986. He also bought into the franchise, now the Vees, when it was struggling and helped make it relevant again. He stepped aside as the franchise’s managing partner in 2004..

Golfers living in gatored community? . . . Hot dog stuffed into a donut?

Someone at the Brisbane, Australia, Courier-Mail asked former heavyweight boxer Joe Bugner, who is 65, what it was like to punch Muhammad Ali in the face. Bugner replied: “Very difficult.” . . . “A picture of a massive alligator taken...

Three WHLers get NHL deals . . . Iconic BCHL franchise sold . . . Lots of WHL roster moves

F Carson McMillan (Calgary, 2005-09) has signed a one-year contract with Esbjerg (Denmark, Metal Ligaen). Last season, he was the captain of the Idaho Steelheads (ECHL). He had 19 goals and 15 assists in 70 games. . . . F Jonas Johansson (Kamloops, 2002-04)...

Forward returns to Silvertips . . . Update on Patrick . . . Warriors romp in Saskatoon

F Jens Meilleur (Brandon, 2010-14) has been released by the Nuremberg Ice Tigers (Germany, DEL) at his request. He was pointless in four games. This season, he had two assists in seven games while on loan to Bayreuth (Germany, DEL2) and was pointless in...

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